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NWS Fax Charts

These Black-and-white charts were originally broadcast over DIFAX and distributed to the NWS Forecast Offices across the United States. As long as they are continued in production at NCEP for supporting other requirements they will be available for download from the Gateway servers.

NOTICE---For error-free downloads use the FTP Server.

The charts are in G4 (T4) format and enveloped in TIFF for viewing. You will need an external or browser plug-in viewer to display the TIFF files.

Products are available in the following categories:

  1. Standard barotropic levels
    1000 MB 850 MB 700MB 500 MB 300 MB 200 MB

  2. Winds/Streamlines
    1. Mercator

    2. Streamlines

  3. Surface analysis
    Atlantic Pacific

  4. Weather Depiction/Significant Weather
    1. Weather Depiction

    2. Significant Weather
      1. Polar Stereographic
        Atlantic Pacific
      2. Mercator
        U. S., Central America Atlantic Pacific

  5. Radar Summary

  6. Multi-Panel
    1. Specialized Charts
      Surface/Significant Weather/Cloud Amount Winds / Waves Miscellaneous

  7. Hemispheric products
    1. Mercator
      Streamlines / Isotachs

  8. Miscellaneous products
    Watch / Warning Freezing Level Lifted Index Precipitation
    Observed Temperatures Relative Humidity Seasonal

You may wish to view only the GFS model products.

The latest version of each weather chart available for distribution from the NWS Telecommunication Gateway on the DIFAX ® satellite broadcast system to the WSFOs is available on this server. This list is not in the order normally transmitted.

A chart reference guide is provided for your information.

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